Mauna Kea Resort

Kohala Coast, HI

Jefferson Hills Golf Course

Jefferson Hills Golf Course logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade D+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Unknown (1970)

Cost:  $20.50 - $21.50 (cart is extra) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (208) 745-6492

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Jefferson Hills Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Accolades:  Home of Idaho’s unique sub-250 yard par four.

What to Expect:  Jefferson Hills is a modest course located 90 miles south of West Yellowstone near Highway 20. Water is found on over half of the holes but it isn’t as treacherous as it sounds since the design leaves many of the hazards out of play except on the worst of shots. The flat course features just one par four over 400 yards and no par fives over 500 yards, so you don’t have to be long to have your way at Jefferson Hills. The course is rarely busy and the patrons are as laid back as you’ll find at a club that touts itself as semi-private. The course’s most memorable hole unfortunately is also its worst hole; the quirky 232 yard dogleg par four 9th where an 8-iron is about the maximum length club you can take off the tee. In the end, the course is a fun track to play with your family and is quite affordable (season pass for less than $500), but there are some better options to pull off the road and play on your way to Yellowstone.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 71 6256 68.2 112
White 71 6025 67.0 111
Red (Women) 71 5104 66.9 115

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  9th Hole – 232 Yard Par 4

Best Par 3:  7th Hole – 140 Yards

Best Par 4:  14th Hole – 359 Yards

Best Par 5:  6th Hole – 500 Yards

Birdie Time:  18th Hole – 490 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  5th Hole – 445 Yard Par 4

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